Application Information

Call for Entries

  • 2015 application process is closed.
  • 2016 application will be available in December 2015.
The Award Criteria:
  • Strength of organization's strategic and quality plan
  • Improvement in specific quality measures
  • Level of improvement spread
  • Sustainability of the improvement
  • Innovativeness of the improvement

All allied (state, regional and metropolitan) hospital associations in the United States are eligible to apply for the award. Regional and metropolitan hospital associations that are part of or managed by a state hospital association may apply separately or as part of a state hospital association application.


  • An Award Sculpture
  • Complimentary registration to the AHA Health Forum Leadership Summit
  • Invitation to the AHA's HRET TRUST Award
  • Recognition at a special awards ceremony at the AHA Health Forum Summit
  • Coverage in AHA News, Hospitals & Health Networks, and other health care publications

Key Dates

  • 2016 key date will be released in December 2015.

For more information please contact Debbie Pierce (312) 422-2635;



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